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PD breaking news – Pharmacist vax trial extended

Queensland trial extended to other vaccinations.

The Queensland trial of flu immunisations given by pharmacists will be extended to cover other vaccinations including measles and whooping cough for adults.

Announced by the Queensland government today, and by the Pharmacy Guild of Australia and the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA), who are jointly running the trial, PSA Queensland president Professor Lisa Nissen said the extension presented a “broad-ranging strategy designed to work in conjunction with the National Immunisation Strategy to ensure that 95 per cent of Queensland children and some 85 per cent of adolescents will be fully immunised.’’

Pharmacy Guild Queensland president Tim Logan said extending the trial to other vaccinations was a “very welcome move” and meant pharmacists would be able to make a significant contribution in helping meet vaccination targets.

For more, see tomorrow’s Pharmacy Daily.


The above Breaking News Alert was sent to Pharmacy Daily subscribers on 09 Jul 14

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